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Everything posted by MiKro

  1. I am trying my best to get to all of the Doctors I need to see so I can have my surgery. Many will not call me back. This is frustrating as hell. I'm in pain and need to get this done asap. To top off everything my Step dad had a stroke last night. What a cluster fuck that is my world at the moment and the insurance companies are fucking with me as well. WTF? Not sure how much more of this shit I can endure? Trying keep my head up and work through this. RANT and Venting over!!! MK
  2. Doors are a PITA to make. mk
  3. What the fuck are you talking about Carl? I have nothing to say about Duck shit ?????? Obviously I missed something here? mk
  4. cnc rebuild

    OKay here is a quick vid of X, Y and Z axis testing XYZ Test Video
  5. cnc rebuild

    HI guys, well with all of the troubles I have had with my machine since firing it back up after 2+ years I am tearing it down and doing a rebuild. I will try and document my upgrades and. repairs a s I go along. First off I took the z axis down and promptly dropped the arbor as I removed the ball screw nut from the ball screw. yep the little balls went everywhere. So I had to take the y axis one apart to get an accurate count. Missing one ball. Finally after some time dragging a magnet around the shop floor I found the last one. WHOOPPEE!! That's good news. Will try and get some pics of the changes as they go. Need to tear down the x axis in the morning and then off to the machine shop for some new parts to be made. I guess I should draw them up first :). One thing is sure when I get this done it will be better, as I plan on making some other changes so it is easier to tram the spindle. for one.thing. until next update. MK
  6. All of the above. Thanks everyone, I will endeavor to persevere.
  7. So i am looking at walkers. Really? Yep, I can't fucking believe this. It is almost impossible to get around now. I mean really, my wife now has to help me dress. I am no longer able to put on my socks, shoes, and pants at this time by myself. I am fucking getting really depressed at the moment. I have had a lot of medical problems over the years and have dealt with them as best I can. Not once have I let it get me down. This time is, I don't know? It really is taking a toll on me. MK
  8. Figures people just don't listen. A little goes a long way. Yep, my L2-L3 is screwed I knew that some time back about 5 years ago. It finally said FUCK YOU MIKE!! At least the newer surgeries are using the spacers and no fusion. So I should be okay once the new parts are in and get the bone off of the nerves. I wish they had progressed more with 3d vertebrae though that would be cool to get the old fused crap out and replace it to give me some mobility back. LOL!!
  9. So I am back again from the hospital. Looks like I will be having back surgery again in about 4 weeks. Fuck me I am tired of this shit.
  10. Back in the hospital again. MRI s to do as well as other test.. This feels like de'javu? mk
  11. 11:30 pm last night I wake to a fast dripping sound. Dammit my hot water heater is leaking and it is upstairs. The pan overfilled and now my closet, clothes and shit are wet. WTF? So I have ordered a new hot water heater. Waiting to see if I can get a plumber out today? Most likely not and with my back out I can't do the job myself. Fuck Me. If I didn't have bad luck ,I wouldn't have any luck at all. LOL!!! MK
  12. cnc rebuild

    physical interference. that was causing the stall. As you know sometimes it takes so little to make it go into mid-band resonance. Basically I had an end bearing that had not seated properly which was binding the ball screw. That's why I felt it was the ball screw appeared to off parallel. LOL!! It now runs@ 300ipm with zero issues. I will push it up more tomorrow. See if I can get 500IPM not that I need it. Time for a scotch.
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    Not a happy camper at the moment. I put the stepper on the Zaxis and dammit it is binding somewhere? I keep getting resonance stalls from binding. I have it torn down again. trying my best to find the bind? I think my ball screw is not parallel to the rails by ever so little of an RCH. Fuck ME!!! MK update: found it. all appears okay now. had a ball screw bearing that was binding
  14. +1 on using PEX, I am replacing much of our existing with it as well. mk
  15. Wow that is one heavy looking pan. I agree not the best choice for a shower pan . Don't fuck up your back Old Man. LOL!!! mk
  16. Most likely you will need to go into Austin for it. Try finding a Specs liquor store in Austin. mk
  17. It's 5:00 Pm somewhere so start already.
  18. At least you are getting something done Wes. I spent Saturday morning in the ER and an overnight at the hospital. Fucking hip went out. Very painful. I can barely move around now. Have to use a fucking walker. Nothing fractured? Not sure what happened? Go to Doctor this week so I can get referred to a neurologist. Something to do with the nerves and my muscles is best they can tell. Frigging meds are making me sick to boot. WTF? MK
  19. Finally over the flu, still some residual coughs and sniffling. My unfortunately did not fare as well. She now has an upper respiratory infection. She is on antibiotics stating today, so hopefully she will start feeling better soon, Follow up with the Doctor on Monday. MK
  20. cnc rebuild

    Still alive and well.
  21. yep made it from 12* to 34* today. LOL!!!
  22. Yep everything went South and East of us. Just Cold here. 20* mk
  23. cnc rebuild

    Table is not moving as you can see no vibration anywhere. The machine is about 350 lbs now with more weight coming, it's mounted to the table and the table is mounted to the concrete. the ethernet board is an ESS Smoothstepper.
  24. cnc rebuild

    Yep have to make some edits. I ordered the software and they sent me the wrong damn codes. I use Windows and they sent me MAC stuff. It wont work. Now to get that worked out. LOL MK OKay the vid should be correct now Now to get these bastards to get me the correct license crap.